London: Mining firm Anglo American and cement maker Lafarge have sold one of the UK’s biggest concrete plants to Indian business tycoon Lakshmi Mittal.
The Indian-origin steel tycoon purchased Lafarge, and AA’s assets for 272 million pounds.
According to the Daily Express, among other assets the deal includes Anglo-owned Tarmac’s 50 percent stake in Midland Quarry Products, one of the country’s biggest hard rock suppliers.
The sale was a condition by the Competition Commission to allow Tarmac and Lafarge to combine their building materials activities in a joint venture.
According to the report, Mittal said the business deal reflected his confidence in UK growth.
First Published: Saturday, November 17, 2012, 12:16